Snow Park – Montana Snowbowl, MT

This lift is named for the lost ski area which once operated in this area, annexed into Montana Snowbowl in 2020.
This lift formerly operated as Burlingame at Snowmass, CO.
Riding up the line.
While at Aspen, this lift received a Leitner-Poma drive terminal.
This station is set up for hydraulic tensioning but there is also a counterweight at the bottom terminal.
Alpha drive station.
Breakover towers.
The line is over 4,000 feet long.
View down a trail which opened along with the lift.
Middle part of the lift line.
These towers were installed over several years.
Lower lift line.
Looking up the line.
Counterweight at the bottom station.
Side view of the return terminal.
View up near the bottom station.
The first pitch is the steepest.
Riblet chair from Aspen with safety bar removed.
Nearing the summit.
View back down the lift line.
The summit is named TV mountain for all the antennas nearby.

9 thoughts on “Snow Park – Montana Snowbowl, MT

  1. Will February 28, 2020 / 10:45 am

    Why does every older Alpha terminal have the end caps fall off? It makes the lift look horrible and like it isn’t being taken care of. It can’t be that hard to custom fabricate a small piece of plastic to screw on and cover it, can it?

    Liked by 2 people

    • pbropetech March 28, 2022 / 2:07 pm

      Because they suck to put back on. Ours is way off the ground and you’d need a man-lift to do it- a ladder wouldn’t cut it. I’m not saying it can’t be done, just that most of us are busy doing other lift maintenance things rather than worrying about a small cosmetic item.


  2. New England Chairlifts & Skiing March 22, 2020 / 4:54 pm

    Why didn’t they reuse the bars.


    • Alex Weinberger May 11, 2020 / 9:57 pm

      Because safety bars are a joke.

      Liked by 5 people

  3. vons3 March 22, 2020 / 5:07 pm

    I am sorta surprised their insurance carrier has not made them put the restraint bars on this lift because as of 2017 all new lifts are required by to have them.


  4. CucharaSkier January 21, 2021 / 10:15 am

    The drive terminal was the former drive of Fanny Hill while at Snowmass. Once they replaced Fanny Hill, they reused some of the parts for other lifts…like chairs went to Assay Hill/Meadows, drive terminal to Burlingame…


  5. Donald Reif January 23, 2021 / 1:50 pm

    The unload station for this was originally a conventional vault drive at the point where the Village Express’s midstation is now.

    After the Village Express was built, Burlingame was cut back to end where the original Fanny Hill ended.

    Much like Lift 2 at Loveland, you could obviously tell that Burlingame was never meant to end at this point, given the downhill descent into the unload area.


  6. Ben Eminger February 7, 2023 / 9:26 pm

    Video of the lift I took, it’s in beautiful shape overall and suspect this lift will live at Snowbowl for a LONG time.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s